Hopkinsville Police are investigating the report of a stolen pickup from a city used car dealership.
The report says a 700 dollar 1993 Ford Ranger was stolen sometime on February 5th or 6th from Bob’s Automotive at 127 North Main Street, though it wasn’t reported until Thursday morning.
The truck is red in color with all black wheels and no suspects are listed on the report.
Local residents may soon see an increase in their hurbie curbie rates.
During tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Solid Waste Authority General Manager Tony Sicari told council members the fee increase is necessary because of rising fuel costs and insurance.
After several minutes of discussions, the council decided to table the issue until next month’s committee of the whole meeting.
In other business, a proposal was forwarded to city council to review concerning renovating the second floor of the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum.
The first phase of the project would reportedly cost over $397,000 with the second phase to cost over $173,000, bringing the grand total of the project to be $571,000.
Grant money will likely by used for the renovation of the second floor of the museum, but will not cover the cost of the entire project.
In other action, council members unanimously agreed to support a Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance Legislative Agenda Resolution.
Councilwoman Ann Cherry was absent from tonight’s meeting.
The Hopkinsville Police Department held its second community crime report meeting this afternoon.
Lieutenant Mike Seis reported the police department’s K-9 unit was very busy last month catching criminals.
According to Lieutenant Seis, despite having a record number of wrecks in January, he says the number of wrecks with injuries decreased compared to the same time period last year.
Despite an open invitation for the public to attend the monthly meeting, area residents did not show up to hear about latest crime trends happening in their area.
A local educator and former youth pastor publicly announced his intention to run in the 2012 election for the 8th District State House of Representatives seat.
Republican Max Sturdivant Jr. of Hopkinsville made his announcement in the rotunda of the Justice Center this afternoon with a small group of his supporters watching on.
According to Sturdivant he wants to make sure hard working citizens have a voice in Frankfort.
Sturdivant adds he is the best candidate for the position because he has a plan to lower state spending and the ability to tackle other issues concerning citizens in the 8th District.
He will be facing incumbent John Tilley, a Democrat from Hopkinsville in the November General election.
Hopkinsville Community College recently got national attention.
HCC was reportedly among five other Kentucky community and technical colleges that was featured as part of the White House’s Community College to Career bus tour.
The bus tour was conducted by Vice-President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
According to officials, the purpose of the bus tour was to highlight innovative industry partnerships and an opportunity for students to share their stories about how the partnership between colleges and businesses transformed their lives.
The bus tour began Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio and will conclude this Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina.